Assembling archaeology

“Assemblage” by Bill Bevan
Assembling archaeology
12.9.11 10:00am – 5:00pm
Jessop West Exhibition Space, 1 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield, S3 7RA
Assembling Archaeology is a day seminar focusing on how archaeology can be explored through art. The day will bring together a range of speakers who will discuss how artistic practice visualises the connections between archaeologists and the materials and places that give meaning to their work. The contributors will draw upon a range of media including photography, painting, drawing, film and performance. They will address themes such as archaeologists’ work and relationships with tools, and the representation of the past in contemporary landscapes.
The seminar forms the culmination of a Leverhulme Trust artistic residency at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield. The meeting will conincide with an exhibition of work produced during the residency, and the artistic work will provide a backdrop to the event. Large plasma screens will showreel other works associated with the speakers and other artists.
Speakers include Mark Anstee, Greg Bailey, Bill Bevan, Simon Callery, Bob Johnston, Angela Piccini, Antonia Thomas and Helen Wickstead. For more information contact Bill Bevan at Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, Northgate House, West Street, Sheffield S1 4ET, tel 0114 2222 900 (953/941), email,
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The cost is £18 full/10 unwaged.